Zoltán Fejérvári


Zoltán Fejérvári, recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, has appeared in recitals throughout Europe and the United States in such prestigious venues as Carnegie’s Weill Hall in New York, the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, the Library of Congress in Washington DC, Gasteig in Munich, Lingotto in Turin, the Palau de Música in Valencia, the Biblioteca Nacional de Buenos Aires and the Liszt Academy in Budapest. He has performed as a soloist with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the Hungarian National Orchestra, the Verbier Festival and Concerto Budapest Orchestras among others, under such conductors as Iván Fischer, Zoltán Kocsis, Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi, and Gábor Takács-Nagy.


Zoltán Fejérvári is a passionate chamber musician. He has collaborated with both the Keller and Kodály Quartets and has worked with such musicians as Gary Hoffman, Joseph Lin, Cristoph Richter, András Keller, Radovan Vlatkovic, Ivan Monighetti, Frans Helmerson, Steven Isserlis. He has been a participant in Kronberg’s “Chamber Music Connects the World” program, Prussia Cove’s “Open Chamber Music”, Lisztomania in Chateauroux, the Tiszadob Piano Festival and Encuentro de Música in Santander. At the invitation of Mitsuko Uchida, he participated in the Marlboro Music Festival during the summers of 2014 through 2016.


He was second prize winner both at the James Mottram International Piano Competition and the Ricard Viñes International Piano Competition and obtained first prize in Cantu at the International Competition for Piano and Orchestra. His recording of Liszt’s Malédiction with the Budapest Chamber Symphony was awarded the “Grand prix du Disque” in 2013 [HCD 32801]. His CD of four Mozart violin sonatas, with violinist Ernő Kállai, was released in 2014 by Hungaroton [HCD 32740].


Since 2014 Zoltán Fejérvári, has been teaching at the Chamber Music Department of the Liszt Academy of Music.


What others have to say about Zoltán

The very young and very promising Zoltán Fejérvári’s Dante Sonata was a fine solution of a magnificent task…His performance displayed conception and greatness, excellent manual skills and reliability. (Café Momus, 07/10/2011)


For me the hero of the evening was a single musician: the pianist Zoltán Fejérvári. Janáček’ Capriccio is, in fact, a true piano concerto, a complex and demanding piano piece; but he also contributed to the two Stockhausen pieces; he was on stage all evening. He accomodated himself to composers, colleagues, and syles with humbleness. He did not even try to „perform”, attracting extra attention. He merely solved his tasks – whatever they were. (Café Momus, Zoltán Kocsis and the UMZE, 17/02/2011)


Zoltán Fejérvári has already convinced us of his talent and exceptional musicality on several occasions… Bartók’s I. piano concerto is a difficult piece, and, as is often added, it is also unrewarding; the great efforts are not compensated by glitter. Fejérvári played with precision and enviable poise… (Bartók Rádió Új zenei újság, 13/11/2011)


After the intermission, György Ligeti’s Piano Concerto was performed. … As we could find out yesterday, Hungarian musicians are also capable of a precise performance. Zoltán Fejérvári put up a brilliant show… It is very rare that a pianist has to play an encore after a contemporary piece. Here Fejérvári chose a movement by Kurtág (Les Adieux) from the series Games, which was a wonderful, moving completion of this superb concert. (zeneszerzo.blog.hu, 09.21.2012)